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Need help im so new im green

Discussion in 'Grinders' started by Nate k, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. Nate k

    Nate k New Member

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    I am wondering if there is a kind soul on here who can help me find a VFD in Canada along with the proper motor that will work with it im sorry to ask someone to do my work for me but i am inept when doing this
    i am just really working with a limited budget and i only want the motor to go slow fast i don't need any other features that make it more expensive but i cant find anything or what i do see i don't understand and i am on a time starting a new job so i wont have time to sit around but thankfully i have my 2 weeks vacation starting Monday and i would like to get my grinder done by Friday or Monday next week at the latest so i can play around with it before im sent back into slavery i have the the frame idlers contact wheel everything is done but i dont have a motor or vfd any help would be really appreciated
     
  2. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    18 views no replies ??
    here's my 2 bits........
    Nate VFD's and suitable motors can run you a fair chunk of change if you want anything of quality that you wont be replacing in a short period of time....
    VFD's are not a beginners necessity but a nice option indeed..........as a beginner I would be looking for something very basic for a grinder and upgrade as you can......I started with a 1 x 42 and a bunch of hand files....still no VFD.....used them many times in other makers shops but just don't feel the need.....if your a builder type that's an alternate route as well, many guys build there own grinders to get them started...
     
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    Alexander13 Member

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    Hey Nate,
    What about just getting a motor that works and stepping down the speed with a set pulleys? Probably easier, quicker and cheaper to find.
    Probably doesn't help much but that's my 2 cents
    Good luck
    Joel
     
  4. donnymac250

    donnymac250 Member

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    yes im with you alexander . i got my pullys at canadian tire , and my pillow blocks and keyed shaft at princess auto .works fine for me .
     
  5. Icho-

    Icho- Staff Member

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    All good advice so far. Pulleys are the cheapest and easiest way to get you grinding. This way you can figure out what works best for you and if the VFD is something you think you need you can at least be making knives while you are saving up some cash. Most people do fine with step pulleys and rarely ever change speeds but chances are once you do have a VFD you will never go back.
     
  6. Tony Manifold

    Tony Manifold New Member

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    Icho- Staff Member

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    That is where I got mine from. Excellent service and delivery. I just don't know about shipping to Canada. Mine was shipped to Detroit so it was free.
     
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